About LIZ FREEMAN
Liz Freeman came to the Naples Daily News in 1994 when she was 10, just kidding but don't do the math.
I moved to Naples after spending time in Fort Myers and Sarasota with a stint in between in Gainesville. I went to the University of Florida's journalism school, earning the bachelor of science degree as a Post-Baccalaureate student. After that, I stayed in Gainesville for a while working at UF's Health Science Center doing medical reporting for the College of Medicine and other graduate schools in medical-related fields. That's where I got my interest in medical and health reporting.
In a previous life, I graduated with a bachelor of arts in sociology and political science from the Hobart & William Colleges in Geneva, N.Y. The liberal arts colleges are located in the Finger Lakes region where snow was more common than the warm sun. Somehow, that experience played a role in my migration to Florida.
Collier coalition strives to reduce infant deaths from improper sleeping habits
Updated 12/18/2013 at 6:17 p.m.
Four infants have died this year in Collier County as a result of unsafe sleep practices, and sudden unexpected infant death is the leading cause of death among children in the community, according to the NCH Safe & Healthy Children’s ...
Florida has only 1 percent of uninsured signed up for federal health care
Published 12/17/2013 at 9:19 p.m.
Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a webinar Tuesay on the latest ACA enrollment numbers; fewer than 1 percent of subsidy eligible people in Florida have signed up.
Lee veterans clinic hits one-year anniversary, adding jobs, specialties
Published 12/17/2013 at 5:49 a.m.
The outpatient Veterans Administration clinic in Cape Coral opened a year ago, Dec. 17, as part of the Bay Pines system that serves veterans from Hillsborough County south.
County reviewing plans for assisted-living facility near Naples airport
Published 12/15/2013 at 6:09 p.m.
An assisted-living facility is slated to be built on 11 acres near Naples Municipal Airport by the same investors who developed Park Royal Hospital in Fort Myers, records show.
Local hospitals applaud proposed fix to Medicare funding formula 'flaw'
Published 12/14/2013 at 4:05 p.m.
Hospitals and physicians may get a break from some reimbursement cuts which industry officials say would be harmful to patients.
New David Lawrence CEO begins in January
Published 12/11/2013 at 7:30 p.m.
The David Lawrence Center has an $18.5 million budget this year and nearly 300 employees.
NCH CEO: Focusing on health could make Collier a 'blue zone' where people live to 100
Published 12/11/2013 at 5:39 p.m.
The blue zone concept of where people live to be a 100 years old could bring payoffs in reduced health care costs to individuals and businesses, Weiss said.
Hospital groundbreaking: 'A great day for children in SWFL'
Published 12/10/2013 at 9:23 p.m.
Naples philanthropist Thomas Golisano has not seen the design renderings of the new Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida for which he's given $20 million dollars.
Supreme Court denies Arthrex petition
Published 12/09/2013 at 7 p.m.
Arthrex was asking the court to establish an objective standard for what's called "willful blindness" in the area of indirect patient infringement.
Private ceremonial event set for Tuesday for Golisano Children's Hospital
Published 12/09/2013 at 6:09 a.m.
A private ceremonial groundbreaking is set for Tuesday to thank 18,490 donors who have given $82 million toward construction of a new Golisano Children's Hospital.
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